Rep. Keith Ellison has decided to identify anyone who has a problem with Sharia law being implemented in the United States a bigot. Well, if one starts from the premise that says Sharia law is inherently bigoted, where does that leave things?
As is the case with the left, the accuser is more often than not, the guilty party.
Via Mother Jones:
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the nation’s first-ever Muslim member of Congress, doesn’t mince words when asked about the Republican party’s formal proclamation that the United States is under assault from Islamic Shariah law. “It’s an expression of bigotry,” he said on Wednesday, in an interview with Mother Jones at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. “There has never been any legislation offered to establish Shariah law—not at the federal level, not at the state level. There’s not been a municipal ordinance opposing this, there’s not been anything.”
For Ellison, the anti-Shariah plank was part of a broader narrative of exclusion. “Why do they want to become the party of hate? They’re hating on immigrants who are from Latin America. They’re demonstrating hatred toward Muslims. They’re demonstrating hostility toward women. They act like they don’t like gay people. Who is their party supposed to be made up of in 20 years?”
So why defend Sharia law, Mr. Ellison? Would you support its implementation if it were attempted? Have you been to Dearborn, MI? Are you aware of Christians being stoned by Muslims who are seeking furtherance of Islam and Sharia law?
You see, Mr. Ellison won’t answer questions like that; he will only build straw men that he can beat with his imaginary stick.
In fact, Ellison has yet to respond to Rep. Michele Bachmann’s 16-page smack down of his 2-page response to questions raised by her and four other congressmen about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration.
The ultimate irony is that Sharia law is bigoted against non-Muslims. Therefore, by not denouncing it fully, Ellison is the bigot.
Speaking of Bachmann, Ellison doesn’t seem to want to have the debate:
Ellison’s remarks echoed comments he made in July after his Minnesota colleague, GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann, accused Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood. (Bachmann’s statement was condemned by some high-profile Republicans, like Arizona Sen. John McCain.) Ellison said he’s spoken with Bachmann once since the Abedin controversy—in response to a bill she was proposing to audit Medicaid recipients—but didn’t bring up the subject with her. “I don’t find that to be a productive use of my time or hers,” Ellison said. “She whipped up a million [fundraising] dollars by promulgating hate against a religious minority. I’m not gonna talk her out of that.” His plan to settle the argument is to campaign for her opponent this fall, Minneapolis hotelier Jim Graves.
Ok, so Ellison will not address Bachmann’s facts about Huma Abedin’s ties to a group founded by an al-Qaeda financier (pssst. al-Qaeda is quite bigoted); he won’t talk about Abedin’s familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood (also, quite a bigoted outfit); he won’t address Abedin’s 12 years at the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA), a group that seeks to transform Muslim minority lands into Muslim majority lands (including the U.S.).
Nope, instead, Ellison is going to campaign for Bachmann’s opponent this November.
So, Ellison is supporting the Party who saw half of its delegates boo putting God and Jerusalem back in its platform and it’s the Republican Party that’s bigoted?!
Keith Ellison, projection artist.